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C-ville RUG was founded in July 2011 by Bethany Pritchard, a Revit enthusiast and BIM consultant to several firms in Charlottesville at the time. Today she is the Director of Design Technology at VMDO Architects. The group has grown over the years and is managed by a board of directors where Bethany is joined by Sidney Griffin of the University of Virginia (formerly of VMDO), Matthew Kavanaugh of Stantec, William Abrahamson of Grimm + Parker, Robert Glover of Barton Malow and Sal DiPietro of Springpoint Structural.

We are a collaborative group, sharing tips and tricks as well as best practices, processes and workflows for working with Autodesk Revit and related software. Anyone who currently works with Revit or is interested in learning more about it is invited to join our group.

Experienced group members are happy to share their experiences to advise and guide prospective offices considering an upgrade to Revit. You’ll find out what it really takes to make the transition and if you’re ready to take the plunge!

C’ville RUG has consistently provided high quality education and networking opportunities for area AEC professionals from all disciplines. Attendance draws from across Central VA with regular partnerships with Richmond and DC/NOVA BIM groups.

C’ville RUG has hosted national BIM industry leaders and offered a platform for local practitioners to present topic specific expertise while always providing an open forum for peer-to-peer learning on technical solutions, practice management, and exposure to cutting-edge technologies (3D scanning, construction coordination, AR/VR, generative design, energy/carbon design strategies, etc.).

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